Academy update 10.28.17

ACADEMY UPDATE: Red Bulls Academy Teams Stay Undefeated in Consecutive Weeks


U13’s Put Four Past D.C. United, Secure Shutout

October 21, 2017: Red Bulls U13’s (4) vs. DC United (0)

The U14’s were able to put four goals past DC United on the day, as they cruised to a 4-0 victory. Luciano Sanchez slipped through the defense early on, converting the first goal of the game in the 8th minute. After Sanchez’s goal, the game began to settle in, and chances became less frequent. The first half would see nothing else in terms of scoring, but NYRB did have chances. Second half started out quickly with a 46th minute goal from Kyle Evans. The U13’s continued to pile on the pressure, eventually having another breakthrough and goal just five minutes from time in the 65th minute by Alex Kozdron. Gabriel Ruitenberg would secure his opportunity late in the game to be on the score sheet, making it 4-0 and putting the final nail in the coffin. The win moves the U13’s to 6-0-0 on the season.


Lineup: Dreni Idrizi (Sam Wenger 36’), Andrew Barclay, Kyle Evans, Curtis Ofori, Kevin Cull (Andrew Armstrong 51’), Serge Ngoma (Gabriel Ruitenberg 36’), Luciano Sanchez (Carter Smith 55’), Luka Ohadike (Alex Kozdron 51’), Oscar Valencia (Jake Rubis 55’), Nicholas Sanchez (Kenny Cortes 55’)



Minute:           Score:              Goal:                           Assist:

8’                     1-0                   Luciano Sanchez         Unassisted

43’                   2-0                   Kyle Evans                   Unassisted

65’                   3-0                   Alex Kozdron               Unassisted

68’                   4-0                   Gabriel Ruitenberg     Unassisted

U14’s Top D.C. United 3-2, Remain Undefeated

October 21, 2017: Red Bulls U14’s (3) vs. DC United (2)

The U14’s were able to secure a 3-2 victory over DC United on Saturday, thanks to a last minute goal by substitute Jack Krongold, assisted by Nico Beninda. NYRB got out to an early start on the day, scoring in the 16th minute via a corner from Victor Lim that found Jacob Lee. Oscar Bowring would find the back of the net and double the lead in the 31st minute when he converted a penalty. Down 2-0, DC fought back for an immediate response, scoring less than a minute later to make it 2-1. The U14’s would head into halftime with the lead, but would have to continue to fight in the second half. An early second half goal by DC in the 43rd minute would level the score at 2-2. Pressing for an opportunity, NYRB had late pressure and was creating the best opportunities to win the game. Second half substitute Jack Krongold would make his impact in the final minute of play, converting a ball from Nico Beninda inside the box to give NYRB the 3-2 victory, and remain undefeated.


Lineup: Ciaran Dalton, Simone Adjakple, Justin Chimborazo, Nico Beninda, John Carlos Cortez, Victor Lim (Joshua Virgil 75’), Oscar Bowring (Jack Krongold 60’), Jacob Lee (Brandon Newman 52’), James Lucas, Adan Franco, Adam Havens (James Cartier 60’)



Minute:           Score:              Goal:               Assist:

16’                   1-0                   Jacob Lee        Victor Lim

31’                   2-0                   Oscar Bowring           

31’                   2-1                   DC UNITED     

43’                   2-2                   DC UNITED

80’                   3-2                   Jack Krongold  Nico Beninda

U15’s fight to 0-0 Draw with D.C. United

October 21, 2017: Red Bulls U14’s (0) vs. D.C. United (0)

The U15’s were unable to convert a chance to give them a leg up on DC United on the day, drawing 0-0. The game started out slowly, as both teams were feeling each other out. However, NYRB would soon begin to send balls through and have opportunities to put them ahead. Some decent last effort defending by DC United was enough to hold them off. DC did not create a ton of opportunities, but did have spells where they were dangerous. Goalkeeper Brian Toxtle was called into action on a number of occasions, including an incredible reflex save to push the ball off the crossbar. The teams were meant to be tied on the day, as the full 90 minutes went by and ended in a stalemate. The U15’s stay atop the Atlantic East Division, and remain undefeated.


Lineup: Brian Toxtle, Dion Ahmetaj (Omre Etienne 20’) (Justin Vallencillo 57’) , Justin Aguirre, Lucas Costa, Ethan Horrobin, Edwin Melendez, Gavin Tabije, Thomas Tulgar, Joey Zalinsky, Aidan Borra



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Red Bulls U17’s defeats Philadelphia Union 1-0

October 28th, 2017:  Red Bulls U17’s (1) vs. Philadelphia Union (0)

The Red Bulls under 17s faced a defensive Philadelphia Union side. The best chance of the first half came in the 21st minute from Scott Taylor whose shot was saved by a goal line clearance from a Philadelphia defender. The rest of the first half the Red Bulls had the majority of the ball. The back three of did a great job of preventing the Union’s big forward from causing any trouble. In the second half the Red Bulls continued trying to penetrate the defensive set up of the Union. In the second half we had three changes with Danny Jara coming on for Daniel Ramm in the 62nd minute, Amir Daley coming on for Joseph Zalinsky in the 72nd minute and Andrew Maia coming in for Balthazar Saunders in the 82nd minute. The Red Bulls hard work paid off in the 85th minute when Scott Taylor got the game-winning goal. The real question is what was better, the goal or his acrobatic celebration? Taylor took on a defender in the top of the box and curled a great effort to the top right corner.

Lineup: Alex Bobocea, Christopher Tiao, Scott Taylor, Sean Ryan, Peter Stroud, Dylan Sullivan, John Tolkin, Balthazar Saunders (Andrew Maia 82’), Daniel Ramm (Danny Jara 62’), Conner Maurer, Joseph Zalinsky (Amir Daley 72’)

SCORING SUMMARY                                                                                                       

Minute:           Score:                          Goal:                                       Assist:

85’                   1-0                               Scott Taylor


Man of the Match:  Scott Taylor

Red Bulls U19’s defeats Philadelphia Union 1-0

October 28th, 2017:  Red Bulls U19’s (3) vs. Philadelphia Union (1)

The Red Bulls under 19s faced a physical Philadelphia Union side. In the 10th minute Philadelphia went ahead after a Union player put away a header from a great cross. The Red Bulls tied the game two minutes later from a thunderbolt of a shot from John Murphy that left the keeper without a chance. JP Marin got on the score sheet in the 34th minute with a bullet to the top right corner of the net. After Marin’s first goal of the game he got a little fan club consisting of some of the U12 boys who stuck around to watch the match. The first half ended 2-1 Red Bulls. The second half continued to be physical battle. The Red Bulls had three subs in the second half with Jack Valderrabano coming in for Preston Popp in the 63rd minute, Nick Schimbeno coming in for Conway in the 67th minute and Michael Knapp coming in for Filipe in the 89th minute. JP Marin’s second goal of the game came in the 90th minute when he curled a free kick at the top of the box into the net. After the match Marin thought, “It was a hard, competitive game. It’s a game I always look forward to.” Marin’s second goal secured the win for the team. Marin’s cheering squad was excited to see him after the game. “Its always nice having the younger players supporting us.”

Lineup: Matt Frank, Jordan Bailon, Jared Juleau, Ben Bograd, Kazuyoshi Shigenbou, JP Marin, Preston Popp (Jack Valderrabano 63’), David Philbin, Skylar Conway (Nick Schimbeno 67’), John Murphy, Jonathan Filipe (Michael Knapp 89’)

SCORING SUMMARY                                                                                                       

Minute:           Score:                          Goal:                                       Assist:

10’                   0-1                               Union

12’                   1-1                               John Murphy

34’                   2-1                               JP Marin

90’                   3-1                               JP Marin

Man of the Match:  JP Marin

10/28 - Game 1 – Red Bulls (4) Concorde Fire (0) 

  • 27’ Justin Chimborazo assisted by Brandon Newman
  • 42’ Jacob Lee assisted by Nico Beninda
  • 47’ Jacob Lee assisted by Simone Adjakple 
  • 50’ Simone Adjakple assisted by Adam Havens


10/28 - Game 2 – Red Bulls (1) New England (1)

  • 19’ John Carlos Cortez (PK) 
  • 36’ New England 


10/29- Game 3 – Red Bulls (3) NYCFC (0) 

  • 24’ Simone Adjakple assisted by Adam Havens 
  • 44’ Jacob Lee 
  • 68’ Simone Adjakple